2020: Thailand's School, Public Holidays

Here's a look at the international school and public holidays that you can expect in 2020. Some of the dates may vary according to your school's own calendar, so make sure you check with the school before booking any flights!
2020: Thailand's School, Public Holidays
By Carli Allan
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Now that the long summer vacation has come to an end, it’s time to start planning for the next holiday!

Here’s a schedule of international school holidays as well as public holidays in 2020. Do bear in mind that some of the school holidays may differ.

These are the dates however that you can pencil in your diaries so you can start planning your mini-breaks and long summer holidays from... now!

2020 public holidays

New Year's Day:  January 1

Chinese New Year:  January 25

Makha Bucha Day:  February 9 (holiday on February 10)

Chakri Day:  April 6

Songkran:  April 13-16

Labour Day:  May 1

Coronation Day:  May 4

Visakha Bucha Day:  May 6

Queen Suthida's Birthday:  June 3

Asahna Bucha Day:  July 5 (holiday on July 6)

Buddhist Lent Day (Khao Phansa Day):  July 7

King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday:  July 28

Queen Sirikit's Birthday:  August 12

King Bhumibol Memorial Day:  October 13

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day:  October 23

King Bhumibol's Birthday:  December 5 (holiday on December 7)

Constitution Day:  December 10

Christmas Day:  December 25

New Year's Eve:  December 31

 

2020 school holidays 

Schools following the Indian curriculum follow the April to March calendar of their home country and incorporate local holidays within this.

Schools following the Northern hemisphere academic calendar (UK, European and North American schools) run from August/September to June/July. Holidays are typically taken in October, December, and March-April.

Christmas Holidays 2019-20

The Christmas holidays or winter break will start from December 14 and term will start at most schools between January 2-6, 2020.

Spring Half Term

Half term holidays are dependent on your school but they will mostly fall between February 10-14.

Spring Holidays

Songkran Festival will be included in the spring/Easter holidays from April 6 to 17.

Summer Holidays

Depending upon the school, the last day of the 2019-20 academic year is expected to be between June 12-26 2020. 

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